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Features January 2012
January 30, 2012
Europe’s next weather satellite passes final checks
The Metop-B weather satellite has now passed its final checks in the clean room at Astrium, Toulouse, and will soon be transported to the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, in readiness for a planned launch in May 2012.
January 25, 2012
Monitoring the solar storm
While some people have been looking to the skies to try to spot the Northern Lights our controllers have been looking closely at our satellites. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are caused by solar eruptions from the Sun – and these can have an impact on weather satellites.
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